CCC AGM and social – Monday 23 July 2018 – 7 for 7.30 to 9pm

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Please join us for our AGM in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Registration and refreshments at 7pm

AGM at 7.30pm
Members are invited to attend the AGM, to receive a report on activities and the accounts and to vote in the new committee.  Continue reading

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Updates and notices of meeting – 28 June 2018

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting.
A display of local information was made available on the night, with copies to take away.

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of the meeting.

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.

Updates from previous meetings
The Council’s response to the questions on refuse, recycling and flytipping which arose from our May 2017 meeting on the subject, had been received this month and copies were made available in the meeting.  These will go out with the notes of meeting.

Thanks to the council officers who provided these and to Cllr Yvette Hopley who chased these when the original promised response was not forthcoming.

Notices

Three events on knife crime and youth violence

  • Faiths Together in Croydon meeting – What is being done about knife crime? This is an open meeting on 17 July in the Braithwaite Hall from 6-8pm. Details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Croydon Youth Summit on Knife Crime
To be held at The Brit School on 21 July 2018 and open to Croydon youth 11-24 years of age.  There are limited places so booking is essential.  

 

 

 

JAGS Foundation event – 2 July in South Norwood

An event for youth, parents, teachers and the community. Details here.

 

 

 

Death Cafes
Death Cafes are held at various venues across the borough.

There are death cafes held in New Addington at The Octagon every fourth Friday of the month. Details here.

To find out more about death cafes, click here.

Other Death Cafes are held in different locations across the borough. Details shortly.

 

 

 

Low-cost dog neutering scheme
The low-cost dog neutering scheme has been extended and will run throughout 2018. The Croydon Dog Warden is happy to speak to anyone to discuss their eligibility. Full details here.

 

David Lean Screenings
It’s always worth booking early as screening are very popular. View the July screenings here.  The July screenings will go on sale on 5 July. 

 

 

Policing in Croydon

Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting
The meeting on 14 June has been rescheduled and provisionally booked for 25 July at 6.30pm.  The Board is funded by the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime, and aims to give the borough’s residents a voice on safety and policing issues and to hold the police and their partners to account. This meeting is the AGM and it will be held in the Council Chamber in Croydon Town Hall at 6.30pm. Click here for details

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward.

 

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Please note that some teams are changing email addresses and social media to align with the new wards.

Croydon Pridefest
Croydon PrideFest returns for its third year on 14 July, with a procession from the town centre and the main event being held in Wandle Park. Full details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Purley Food Hub
Purley Food Hub serves people across Croydon. They are always looking for donations to support their work in order to deal with increasing demand. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for June here.

 

 

 

 

Black History Month

 

This year’s theme is ‘Heroes to Heritage’. The month will be launched on October 2 at Tomorrow Café at 6pm, followed by a month of varied activities.

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer

The UK cat killer is still active.

Please help South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) who are working with the police to catch the person or persons responsible and alert others so they can keep their pets safe

Find the latest flyer here.  Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

If you would like to support the work of SNARL you can donate here.

Keep up to date!
Everyone was reminded to keep an eye on the website where these and future notices would be posted. It is possible to subscribe to posts in order to get email notifications. Click the link in the right sidebar on the website.  Links to posts are also posted to Twitter and Facebook.

 Copies of The Croydon Citizen were also made available at the meeting. 

 

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting
The AGM and social has been booked for 23 July.  More details shortly.

Public meeting – RUBBISH! – Refuse, recycling & fly-tipping in Croydon – Thurs, 28 June

Come along to discuss the issues and learn more about the new arrangements for refuse and recycling. Responses to the questions and points raised at our previous meeting on the subject are being prepared by council officers and will be available shortly.

Council officers and councillors have been invited to attend to speak, to hear your views and respond to your questions.

If you are involved in a group that is working to tackle litter and flytipping, come along to promote what you do.

The meeting will be held in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please ensure that you book a free place to attend.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 6.30pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with others attending. We’ll have local information on display with copies for you to take away. 

The meeting will start at 7pm and close around 8.30pm to allow people to speak informally with others, with the event finishing by 9pm.

Please check our website for updates prior to the event.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting start is not delayed.

If you cannot book via Eventbrite, please email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Please note:
Booking for this meeting is essential.

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Download a copy of the flyer to share here: CCC A5 flyer – June 2018

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but it’s a central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

Please see FAQs on Eventbrite as you book.

Purley Food Hub collection
We will be collecting items on the night for Purley Food Hub, who cater for clients from across Croydon. Find the latest list of most needed items, here.

Want to receive notification of our meetings and occasional updates?
You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and ‘Add me’ in the subject line.

Updates and notices of meeting – 30 May 2018

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting.

A display of local information was made available on the night, with copies to take away.

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the updates and notices of the meeting.  These have now been updated.

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.


Updates from previous meetings
None

Notices

Death Cafes
Death Cafes are held at various venues across the borough.

The next is at Selsdon Library on June 1 from 5-6.30pm. 

There are death cafes held in New Addington at The Octagon every fourth Friday of the month. Details here.

To find out more about death cafes, click here.

 

 

 

 

Dog Awareness Event
An event run by the Croydon Council Dog Warden and The Dogs Trust at Duppas Hill Rec from 11am to 3pm. On June 1. For more details, click here

The low-cost neutering scheme has been extended and will run throughout 2018.

 

Norbury Green RA coffee mornings

These run the first Saturday of each month in Norbury Library.  The next is this Saturday.

 

 

 

Norbury Brook Alliance Summer Spruce Up 

An event at Thornton Heath Rec on June 2 from 10am to 1pm. Details here

 

Clean Up Norbury event

Join Love Norbury on June 2 from 10am to 1pm.

 

Love Norbury’s Summer Festival

The theme this year is ‘By the Sea. Sunday 3 June from noon to 4pm

Details here.

 

David Lean Screenings
It’s always worth booking early as screening are very popular. View the June screenings here.  The July screenings will go on sale on 7 June.

 

 

Friends of Thornton Heath Rec meeting 
A meeting to relaunch the friends group will be held on 7 June from 7-8.30pm and everyone is welcome. Details here.

 

City Commons events
A variety of events are run. The next events are a flower walk on Coulsdon Common on June 3,  a  flower and butterfly walk on Riddlesdown Common on 9 June, a bat walk on Riddlesdown Common on 15 June in the evening and a flower walk on Farthing Downs on June 16.

 

Croydon Environmental Fair
This is being held on Saturday 9 June in Wandle Park from 10am to 5pm. Details here.

 

 

 

Carers Week
This will run from 11-17 June.  The Carers Support Centre is running a wide range of events. See details here.

 

 

Policing in Croydon
Croydon Safer Neighbourhoods Board meeting
The next meeting is on Thursday 14 June.  The Board is funded by the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime, and aims to give the borough’s residents a voice on safety and policing issues and to hold the police and their partners to account.

This meeting is the AGM and it will be held in the Council Chamber in Croydon Town Hall at 6.30pm. Click here for details. 

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward.

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

 

 

SE Cancer Help Centre Fashion Show
This fundraiser is being run in Purley on Saturday 16 June.  Doors open at 2.30 to 3pm.  Tickets are £10 and on sale now. Details here

 

 

 

 

Croydon Mum2Mum market
The last market before the Autumn runs at All Saints in Sanderstead on June 16. Details here

 

 

 

Croydon Festival of Peace

A week of activities at different venues involving various groups in Croydon.

Launch – Saturday 16 June, Summer of Love, Wandle Park – Everyone is invited to come and learn the Anthem with Ecclesbourne School and LMP from 3-4pm.  During the week – The Anthem will be distributed throughout schools and individuals and groups are invited to create their own versions of it.

Finale – Saturday 23 June within the Festival of Peace and Wellbeing at Park Hill Park – Finale performance from 3-4pm with LMP, local brass groups and a dance choreographed by Anusha Subramanyam performed by local multicultural dance groups. See details in the notes of our January meeting.

For full details, see the Festival of Peace website at http://festivalofpeacecroydon.org/

Faiths Together in Croydon Bike Ride and Picnic – Sunday 24 June
Join the bike ride, with three different starting points, or go along to the picnic at the end of the ride in Park Hill Park from 2pm.  All welcome.

See their new website for details.

Croydon Arts Show
Janet Smith has launched Croydon Arts Show.  Check it out for podcasts of interviews, reviews, listings of events and more. 

 

Purley Food Hub
Purley Food Hub serves people across Croydon. They are always looking for donations to support their work in order to deal with increasing demand. A list of items sought each month is produced.  Find the list for June here.

 

 

 

 

Black History Month

 

This year’s theme is ‘Heroes to Heritage’. The month will be launched on October 2 at Tomorrow Café at 6pm, followed by a month of varied activities.

 

 

 

SNARL and the cat killer

The UK cat killer is still active.

Please help South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) who are working with the police to catch the person or persons responsible and alert others so they can keep their pets safe

Find the latest flyer here.  Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

If you would like to support the work of SNARL you can donate here.

Croydon Youth Summit on Knife Crime
To be held at The Brit School on 21 July 2018 and open to Croydon youth 11-24 years of age.  There are limited places so booking is essential. 

Click here for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

Keep up to date!
Everyone was reminded to keep an eye on the website where these and future notices would be posted. It is possible to subscribe to posts in order to get email notifications. Click the link in the right sidebar on the website.  Links to posts are also posted to Twitter and Facebook.

 Copies of The Croydon Citizen were also made available at the meeting. 

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting
TBC

Community Meeting in Croydon – Weds 30 May 2018 – ALL WELCOME!

 

Please join us for our next public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

This meeting is open to all with an interest in Croydon.

Come along to meet others from across Croydon, pick up local information, hear what others have to say and to join the conversation.

Take the opportunity to give a notice, promote a local cause, a group or event. Anyone wanting to raise a question or a topic for discussion is also welcome to do so.

If you would like to notify us and others of your item, please leave details as a comment on this post, or email us. These items will be given priority on the night.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with others attending. We’ll have local information on display for you to take away. 

The meeting will start by 7.30pm. This is dependant on time taken on registration, so please book a place.

UPDATE!
Speakers and topics for discussion:
We are pleased to announce that Amy Deakin from the Carers Support Centre in George Street will be joining us, to explain a little more about the work of the Carers Support Centre and their events programme for Carers Week 2018, in particular.

We should know shortly whether a local police officer will be available to attend to speak at the meeting.

Topics
A resident will be speaking about the work of Thornton Heath Community Action Team and the ‘Our Green Mile’ project.

If you have a notice or an item for discussion please let us know so we can prioritise it.

The meeting will finish by 9pm. If possible, we endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting start is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

Download a copy of the flyer to share here: flyer Croydon – May 2018

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.

Community Meeting – Monday 5 March 2018 – POSTPONED

PLEASE NOTE:

MEETING POSTPONED

Due to the ongoing situation with the weather and in the interests of safety the committee has taken the decision to postpone this meeting.  The meeting will be rescheduled for a future date.

 

Please join us for our next public meeting in the hall to the rear of:

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James
Poplar Walk
Croydon
CR0 1UA

Enter via the gate to the left of the Church.

Please book a free place to attend.

St Michael front

Please join us for a general public meeting.

Agenda items:

Refuse, recycling and flytipping in Croydon – Answers to questions tabled at a previous meeting & any other matters to report.

The Croydon Local Plan (& the London Plan) – The final Inspector’s report was published in January and the new Croydon Local Plan is due to be adopted this month. What are the implications for Croydon? Read a summary of the main alterations and the final report here.

Cllr Paul Scott and Cllr Jason Perry have been invited to attend to speak at the meeting or to arrange a fellow councillor to attend on their behalf.

The closing date for the new draft London Plan is Friday 2 March, so make sure you have your say as this will affect Croydon. Details here.

Other items
If time allows, the rest of the meeting will be devoted to any subject offered for discussion or notice that people attending wish to raise.

Please leave details as a comment on this post, or email us. These will be given priority on the night.

Our meetings are open to all and are strictly apolitical.

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Doors open at 7pm, when tea and coffee will be available and you’ll have the chance to meet and chat with others attending. We’ll have local information on display for you to take away.

The meeting will start by 7.30pm, ideally earlier.

There will be brief introductions and notices.

Invited speakers will then speak and take questions.

If time allows, the meeting will then be open for you to share your views, offer a notice or propose a topic for discussion, with priority given to those suggested prior to the meeting.

The meeting will finish by 9pm. If possible, we endeavour to finish slightly earlier to allow people to chat after the meeting and for clearing away.

Booking:

Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk/

This helps us to cater for numbers and ensures that the meeting start is not delayed.

If you prefer you can email us at CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com and we can book for you.

 

Download a copy of the flyer to share here: flyer Croydon – Mar 2018

Getting there:
There is no general parking available at this venue, but its central location with good transport links. We may be able to cater for blue badge holders, so please get in touch well ahead of the event if this applies to you.

The hall is to the rear of the Church, accessed through the gate in the fencing to the left of the main Church entrance.

You can also join our mailing list to get an invitation to our events and occasional updates via email by emailing CroydonNeighbourhoods@gmail.com with your name and Add me in the subject line.

Updates and notices of meeting – 23 Jan 2018

Thank you!
Thanks to those who attended our meeting.

A display of local information was made available on the night, with copies to take away.

NOTICES & UPDATES
Here are the initial updates and notices of meeting.  These will be updated over the next few days….

The notes of meeting will follow after all attendees have had the opportunity to comment.


Updates from previous meetings

The meeting on Rubbish – Refuse, Recycling and Flytipping generated a number of questions and points but no response has been received to these via the agreed process. Cllr Yvette Hopley agreed to take this up so residents received a response.

The notes of the meeting with Home-Start Croydon are being prepared and should be available shortly.

Notices

Friends Coffee Morning
The Asian Resource Centre Croydon is holding their monthly coffee morning at CVA on 24 January. Click here for details.

 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony – Friday 26 January

Candle lighting at noon

Ceremony from 12.30-1.30pm

Please email if you plan to attend.

Details here.

 

The second CR7 Market this Saturday, 27 January – 12 to 6pm

12 – 6pm at Ambassador House, opposite Thornton Heath Railway Station.

Light Festival at Trumble Gardens, Thornton Heath, 4-9pm

This is a free event but tickets have SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available on the gates.

Both events are listed, along with other news and events, in the Thornton Heath Chronicle. Copies were made available at the meeting.

 Copies of The Croydon Citizen were also made available at the meeting. 

Croydon’s branch of  Amnesty International are holding a candlelit vigil and exhibition – 25 January to 2 February 2018

The ‘I Welcome’ exhibition will run from 25 January in the Central Library atrium to highlight the stories of refugees, past and present, For details and to book a free place, see Eventbrite.

There will be a candlelit vigil from 4.30-5pm outside the library on 27 January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day – all are welcome to attend.

Norbury Brook meeting – 1 February
All welcome to this meeting. Norbury Brook runs from Thornton Heath on to Norbury so if you live in the area, why not go along to find out more?

For full details click here.

Home-Start Croydon volunteer training –  starting on Weds, 7 February for 8 sessions during the day.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for the charity should get in touch with Home-Start Croydon asap!

Gala Night – 10 February at 7.30pm at St John’s Church Hall, Upper Norwood
An event in aid of Croydon Association for Pastoral Care in Mental Health.

See details here.

 

Younger Generation Theatre Group auditions

A Croydon-based theatre group which usually performs at the Fairfield Halls. Currently performing at the Harlequin in Redhill during the refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls. Calling for 9-18-year-olds to audition for the next show. Auditions will be held in Purley in February and March.

Full details here.

 

 

One Day workshop for singers with Croydon Bach Choir

10am to 6pm on Saturday 3 March.

 

 

Full details here.

 

 

Clean Up Norbury event

This will be held on March 17, hosted by Love Norbury.

Details here.

 

 

 

Croydon Local Plan
The Inspector’s report on the Croydon Local Plan has been published, with the main modifications noted.  This can be viewed here.

 

SNARL and the cat killer
Details of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL)‘s work on the cat killer and copies of the flyers to download have been added to the CCC website. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/the-cat-killer-info-reward-for-info-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/

All were asked to keep spreading the word and to follow the advice given to keep pets safe. Flyers were also available at the meeting to take away.

SNARL are looking for people willing to help leaflet areas in Croydon. 

If interested, contact CCC who can pass details on.

Purley Food Hub
 Purley Food Hub serves Croydon and the organisation is always looking for donations to support their work. A list of items sought each month is produced.

Find the latest one here.

The Refugee Centre in West Croydon also seeks donations and CCC are currently waiting to receive an updated leaflet.

Local policing team newsletters
Anyone can sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional important updates from their local policing team. Newsletters also contain details of ward panel meetings.  Local policing teams are keen to hear from residents and business owners/workers on their priorities and concerns for the ward. 

CCC post all local policing team ward newsletters on the website, but in order to avoid delay and to ensure that people receive important updates as soon as they are released, do sign up directly with the local policing team (previously called the Safer Neighbourhood team) to get the information as soon as it is released.

Find all newsletters, here.

Ward panel meetings
The local policing team will also give you details of ward panel meetings where you can receive an update on policing on the ward and feed in your views.

Membership
If you wish to support our work, why not take up membership?

Members have voting rights.

Next meeting
TBC